Patriotic Front cadres who went to the SADC Summit picketing had to be secluded for their own safety as Congolese and Zimbabweans charged to beat them up for supporting a dictator.
Protesters from various countries were given permits to picket the Heads of States summit to present their grievances , but it appears , there was an Alliance among citizens from countries where there is emerging intolerance and decay in Democratic values and respect to Human Rights , Swaziland, Congo , Zimbabwean protesters came together demanding for SADC’s actions on emerging dictatorship in their respective Countries that included Zambia.
But as this picketing continued , Zambia’s ruling Patriotic Front cadres emerged with placards looking drunk singing meaningless songs like “Lolo Lolo Lolo Lolo Lolo ” in what they said, a solidarity match for Edger Lungu’s good governance with posters and placards praising Mr Lungu who is now widely seen and viewed as a dictator. This infuriated other protesters who descended on the Zambian cadres with all manner of objects forcing these cadres to scamper and flee for safety.
” The situation got bad for PF cadres here , at some point, South African Police had to intervene when a fight broke up between the PF and the other groups. For the first time, we saw PF being humble ” said the source